Saturday, 13 September 2014

Dedo de moça

Hi!

These dedo de moça look like the ones I've been growing for 15+ years. But they are slightly hotter. Or actually, more than slightly. But they are delicious.

We had these on crisp bread for lunch. Wonderful :-)

Wishing you a great weekend!
   Mats

Sunday, 31 August 2014

End of August

Hi!

A small update. Not much happening with the plants right now. All of them are out on the balcony, and I have not decided if I will save some for the winter. There are some nice varieties, and I like to have a quick start in 2015. So probably I will save a few. Maybe at least one of my malaguetas. We'll see. It depends on how they look in a couple of weeks :-)

Here are the ones that I picked today. For lunch. To the left, there is a baccatum. A no-name. And to the right is a chinense - Rio. Both with their distinctive taste. Not to mention the smell. When I slice them, the smell is absolutely fantastic! It almost fills the whole kitchen!


Wishing you all a great week!

Regards,
  Mats

Friday, 15 August 2014

Malagueta

Hi!

Another one from Brazil!

This plant is from seeds that I got in Brazil last year. The pods were really, really tiny. A couple of millimeters, so I thought that something was wrong. Now I can see that these pods are not bigger.

So it's the smallest malagueta I have grown.

The flowers are typical frutescens.

And, here is the tiny pod. Maybe a half centimeter.
The plant is very nice looking. The leaves are (sort of) greener than my other plants.

I hope it has the time to produce some nice pods. The nights are getting cooler, but I expect them to be able to stay out on the balcony for another month.

More later!

Wishing you all a great weekend to come!

Regards,
  Mats

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Cumari flowers

Hi!

It's been a nice day! I got some pictures of my cumari flowers.

I still don't really know the species. The flowers do look like baccatum, but I'm not completely convinced. There is something about the shapet that is different.

Anyway, here are five different flower pictures :-)





Regards,
   Mats

Beautiful goatsweed


It's fantastic to see these pods mature. What a plant!


More pictures here => http://petterssononline.com/habanero/peppers.php?action=variety&id=59

Hot regards,
   Mats

Rio, again

This is really a beautiful plant. The pods are very decorative.

But there is something that puzzles me. The pods, even on the same plant, look different. Some are wrinkled. Some almost waxed. Some erect. Some are small, and some are like this fellow below. Like a Capsicum baccatum pendulum.

I've seen plants with different looking pods. But this one takes the prize :-)

Hot regards,
  Mats

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Stockholm - question

I like to walk around in Stockholm with my camera around my neck. It's good as a change to crawling on the balcony, taking pictures of peppers :-)

I like the perspective of this one. Three landmarks of Stockholm in one shot.

Do you know where the picture is taken?

Regards,
  Mats